Université Paris Diderot: What I’ve learned about French unis so far

Life at a French university was always going to be an experience… Organisation All the rumours were true, the organisation at Paris 7 is pretty poor.  I had an inkling of this before I arrived, when I was told ‘we don’t know when our first semester start date is’ in June (eg less than 3 … More Université Paris Diderot: What I’ve learned about French unis so far

Bonjour, Bruxelles

I’m down to less than three weeks ’til it’s home time! I’ve got three exams next week, four exams the week after and then I’ll be on a plane back to Edinburgh, ready to be welcomed at the airport just like in a Christmas film (I’m thinking more Love Actually than Christmas with the Kranks, s’il … More Bonjour, Bruxelles

13 weeks (and 4 and a bit til I’m home for Christmas!)

Salut! I’ve now been here for almost thirteen weeks- I can’t believe it!  Paris is now cold cold cold, and so I’ve bought two snoods (both of which I thought were scarves at the time of purchase) and I’ve had to put my heating on (Bertrand the property manager suggested this wouldn’t be necessary but his cold … More 13 weeks (and 4 and a bit til I’m home for Christmas!)

The time a French four year old told me I wasn’t a princess

First of all, I’m sorry for the gap between my last post and this one.  I’ve been kept very busy by uni work, exams, my job and visit from the Bruce family! I loved having my family here.  I think Mum and Megan really liked seeing where I walk to the metro and where I … More The time a French four year old told me I wasn’t a princess